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Category Archives: self esteem
No Respect Like Self-Respect
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” ~ Charlotte Brontë in Jane Eyre Today would have been Charlotte Brontë’s 198th birthday, and in honor of the … Continue reading
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Don’t Listen to “Them”
“Don’t be ruled by other people’s low expectations of you.” ~ Jose Torres The thing I like best about this quote is that a student brought it up at the very beginning of class. Granted, I had assigned the essay, … Continue reading
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Don’t Give in to Low Expectations
“That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don’t expect them to learn, if you don’t expect them to succeed – then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~Tavis … Continue reading
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Finding Joy in Small Accomplishments
“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” ~ Clint Eastwood. One hates to gloat, but one is so going to. A week ago, I thought I’d never … Continue reading
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Sowing What We’ll Reap
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”~ Robert Louis Stevenson The more I read Robert Louis Stevenson, the more I love him. Lately the world has been a discouraging place, and then … Continue reading
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Words of Wisdom for April 20, 2010
Looking backwards to see where you zigged when you shoulda zagged is a waste of time. Just readjust from where you are and keep going. This was a tweet I posted today, and I thought it was pretty good advice, … Continue reading
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Words of Wisdom for July 29, 2008
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~~Eleanor Roosevelt I love Mrs. Roosevelt. She was tough, feisty, intelligent and outspoken. And here, she’s just plain right. It’s time for my high school reunion this fall, so lots … Continue reading
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